Eco friendly paint

Explore how eco-friendly paints contribute to indoor air quality

Improving the air you breathe at home and protecting our environment.

Thinking about the air we breathe inside our homes might not be something we do every day. Indoor air quality really affects how we feel and our health too. Now, you might wonder, what's paint got to do with it? Well, the paint on our walls can play a big part in this story. Traditional paints can let nasty chemicals into the air long after they dry, which isn't great for us to breathe in. But here's the good news: eco-friendly paints have come to the rescue. These paints are like a breath of fresh air, quite literally. They're made to be kinder to our lungs and the planet. By choosing eco-friendly paints, we're making a smart move for better indoor air quality. It's a simple switch that can make our homes healthier and happier places to hang out.

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The Problem with Traditional Paints

Traditional paints have VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and breathing in these chemicals can lead to all sorts of health problems, from headaches and dizziness to more serious stuff like respiratory issues or even affecting your nervous system. And it's not just people who suffer; these chemicals can also hurt wildlife and plants when they get into the air and water outside. It's a big, messy cycle of pollution that starts right in our living rooms.


Benefits of Eco-Friendly Paints for Indoor Air Quality

First off, eco-friendly paints seriously cut down on indoor air pollution. Traditional paints can release harmful chemicals, known as VOCs, into your air for years after they're applied. These VOCs aren't just bad for the planet; they can also mess with your health, causing everything from headaches to more serious respiratory issues. Eco-friendly paints, on the other hand, have low or no VOCs, meaning they don't pollute your indoor air. This makes your home a safer place to breathe, play, and relax.

But it's not just about what these paints don't have. It's also about what they do have. Many eco-friendly paints are made with natural ingredients that are kind to the earth and to us. Some even have special properties that can help purify the air—think ingredients like bamboo charcoal that can actually absorb pollutants.

And here's the cherry on top: eco-friendly paints are built to last. They're durable, easy to clean, and keep their looks for ages. So, not only are you reducing the need for frequent touch-ups and repaints, but you're also choosing a product that maintains its aesthetic appeal over time. Plus, by being washable, they help maintain cleaner indoor air, as you can easily wipe away dust and allergens without the paint coming off.

Choosing eco-friendly paints means making a home that's safer, cleaner, and just as stylish. It's a simple change with big benefits—for your health, your wallet, and the planet. So next time you're thinking of giving your walls a fresh coat, consider going green. It's a choice that makes every breath in your home a little bit fresher.

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Dulux's Offerings for Better Indoor Air Quality

Dulux eco-friendly paints are about giving your home a makeover that's not just skin deep. They improve indoor air quality, making your living space a healthier, happier place.

Dulux Better Living Air Clean Biobased is quite the standout. It uses PureAir technology to clean up the air in your home by tackling common air pollutants. This paint incorporates bamboo charcoal and tea tree oil, natural ingredients known for their air-purifying abilities. It's also USDA Certified Biobased, meaning it's made with components that are better for the environment. Plus, it's got anti-bacterial properties and is low in odours and VOCs.

Dulux EasyClean Plus, on the other hand, offers a practical solution for keeping your walls looking pristine. It's a matt finish paint that's easy to clean, meaning spills and stains can be wiped away without hassle. It also packs an anti-bacterial punch and utilizes Colourguard™ Technology to ensure your colours stay vibrant for longer. This paint is a great choice for maintaining cleaner indoor air quality through its ease of maintenance and durability.

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Making the Switch to Eco-Friendly Paints

Thinking about switching to eco-friendly paints? Great choice! Here's how to make it smooth and beneficial for both your health and the planet:

  • Start with Research: Dive into the world of eco-friendly paints by understanding what makes them different. Look for paints with low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) since these are better for indoor air quality.

  • Read the Labels: Get familiar with the labels and certifications on paint cans. Look for certifications like the - USDA Biobased label, or the Singapore Green Label, which indicate lower environmental impact. These certifications are your guide to choosing genuinely eco-friendly options.

  • Consider Your Needs: Think about the room you're painting and choose a paint that suits the space. For example, if you're painting a kid's room, you'll want something durable and washable, but still eco-friendly.

  • Best Practices for Application: Ensure your space is well-ventilated when you paint. Even eco-friendly paints need fresh air to circulate properly during the drying process. Use quality tools for application to get the job done efficiently and with less waste.


So, the next time you're looking to refresh your space, consider reaching for eco-friendly paint options. It's a simple step that can make a big difference in improving the air you breathe at home and protecting our environment. Let's all make informed choices for a brighter, healthier future.

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